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"… A new summary of the science makes a strong case for occupational links to breast cancer and calls on Congress, regulators and researchers to pay more attention to …"

"… is enough to raise alarm about women’s work, occupational exposures and breast cancer,” the report concludes. “At the same time, policies are insufficient t …"

"… which means that health issues that predominantly affect women, including breast cancer, have been at best understudied and at worst ignored.” Congress should …"

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"… y of performing an autopsy during his residency on a woman thought to have breast cancer; his examination revealed undetected tuberculosis. Other common stories in …"

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"… for example, the program decided to continue covering the drug Avastin for breast cancer, even after the Food and Drug Administration revoked the drug’s approval …"

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"… eport makes a forceful case for more research into environmental causes of breast cancer, which was diagnosed in 227,000 women, killed 40,000 and cost more than $1 …"

"… ental Research Coordinating Committee, the report notes that most cases of breast cancer “occur in people with no family history,” suggesting that “environme …"

"… action of federal research funding has gone toward examining links between breast cancer and ubiquitous chemicals such as the plastic hardening agent bisphenol A; …"

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"… study that showed women working in those industries have a higher risk for breast cancer raised calls for protection of those workers. And after the study’s pri …"

"… ht,” she said. “We should be mad. One in nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer.” The six-year study, published Monday in the journal Environmenta …"

"… e occupational histories of 1,006 women in Essex and Kent counties who had breast cancer, and another 1,146 who did not. The researchers, who came from Canada, th …"

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"… the focal point of a new study that appears to strengthen the tie between breast cancer and toxic exposures.The six-year study, conducted by a team of researchers …"

"… e automotive plastics industry were almost five times as likely to develop breast cancer, prior to menopause, as women in the control group.These workers may handl …"

"… Knight, who worked at two Windsor plastics plants from 1978 to 1998, had a breast cancer scare in 2000, when she was 41. The cancer was at Stage III — “invasiv …"

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"… d it. I'm 53, female, and considered high risk because my mother died from breast cancer. I work fulltime and do my best to exercise and eat healthy. If I had the …"

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"… k will get any longer," said Casey Quinlan, a self-employed consultant and breast cancer survivor who has been uninsured more than three years. She lives near Rich …"

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"… dose of a hormonal substance, while a lower dose may trigger a disease.The breast cancer drug tamoxifen "provides an excellent example for how high-dose testing ca …"

"… ffects of low doses," according to the report. At low doses, it stimulates breast cancer growth. At higher ones, it inhibits it.“Imagine taking 100 individuals t …"

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"… others.It was not all bad news for us. We’re number one in the five-year breast cancer survival rate and number two (behind Japan) in the five-year colorectal ca …"

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"… mmography with less expensive film mammography found that the two types of breast cancer screens are equally effective at detecting cancers in most women, undersco …"

"… from 2003 to 2005, and found that digital mammograms increased the cost of breast cancer screening for older women by more than $350 million over that time period. …"

"… that in 10 years of annual mammograms, more than half of all women without breast cancer will be called back at least once for more testing, and about one in 12 wi …"

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"… people explain why they disregard task force guidelines, they refer to its breast cancer statement. Many misinterpreted the statement to mean that women in their 4 …"

"… insufficient evidence to recommend screenings for those 75 and over. Many breast cancers grow so slowly that older women would die of other causes before the canc …"

"… them, the task force said. In addition, women in this age group who do get breast cancer are more likely to get a type which is much more easily treatable, so earl …"

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"… mprecise.The analysis of Medicare claims for prostate, cervical, colon and breast cancer screenings was based on procedure codes obtained from documents and guidel …"

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"… r from my insurance company stating that they are investigating whether my breast cancer is a pre-existing condition. Mind you, my mammogram one year ago was compl …"

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"… r its approved use against osteoporosis, but also for reducing the risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.  “Lilly promoted Evista as effective fo …"

"… ease.  “Lilly promoted Evista as effective for reducing the risk of breast cancer, even after Lilly’s proposed labeling for this use was specifically reje …"

"… did obtain FDA approval to market Evista for reducing the risk of invasive breast cancer in some post-menopausal women.“The government’s position is that if a …"

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"… o told her story to a congressional committee — was a victim not only of breast cancer but of “rescission,” a once-prevalent practice in the insurance indust …"

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"… s magazines suggesting digital mammograms were more effective at finding breast cancer than traditional film tests. They played on emotions with mother and child …"

"… market.But experts say the newer technology has not been proven to improve breast cancer detection, particularly among women 65 and older who make up the vast majo …"

"… technology took off. In 2003, film mammograms made up all but 4 percent of breast cancer mammography claims. By 2008, digital mammography had trumped film, rising …"

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By Kevin Bogardus

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"… e they felt candidates fell short on issues like raising the minimum wage, breast cancer research, and the Patients' Bill of Rights.Majority Strategies Inc.People: …"